Bania, Kasaundhan in Nepal



Population

7,600

Christian

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


A Pilgrimage

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Introduction / History

Sarla swept the full skirt of her sari to the side as she passed the furnace where her family's metalworker formed lovely pots of copper, brass, and bell-metal. She emerged in the front of the store, stocked with metal vessels of every shape and size, some with hand-painted designs and some with intricate inlay, or fancy filigree. Sarla delighted in showing customers her family's designs that had been passed down through generations. Each container was priced to include a small sum for donations to a Hindu charity, and thus fulfill her vows to numerous Hindu gods.
Ranjeeni, Sarla's next door neighbor, heard the gospel and put her faith in Jesus while visiting Holland. Ranjeeni now offers Sarla Christian literature and invites her to a small home church. Because Ranjeeni is from a lower caste and Sarla's eyes are blinded to the gospel, Sarla never accepts the offers.


What Are Their Beliefs?

This is the story of nearly one-half million Kasundhan souls, among whom there is not one single known believer. They are 100 percent Hindu.


Prayer Points

* Pray that the veil will be lifted from their spiritual eyes and the revelation of Jesus Christ will fall on them.
* Pray that the principalities and powers would be bound that stifle the gospel, and that God will call workers to this unharvested field. * Pray that salvation will sweep through Kasaundhan communities.

References

Some information from "The Scheduled Castes" K. S. Singh, ed. Oxford University Press, USA (1994)


People Name General Bania, Kasaundhan
People Name in Country Bania, Kasaundhan
Population in Nepal 7,600
World Population 507,000
Countries 3
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Bania, Kasaundhan Bania, Kasaundhan Banis, Seth
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Rajasthan
People Name General Bania, Kasaundhan
Ethnic Code CNN25
People ID 19703
Country Nepal
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Total States on file:  3  (up to 20 largest shown)
Lumbini (5,200) Bheri (1,300) Rapti (1,200)
Total States on file:  3  (up to 20 largest shown)
Lumbini (5,200) Bheri (1,300)
Rapti (1,200)
Languages & Dialects on file:  3  (up to 20 largest shown)
Hindi (4,000) Bhojpuri (2,700) Awadhi (1,100)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Hindi 4,000 Bhojpuri 2,700
Awadhi 1,100

For Main Lanugage: Hindi


Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1806-1962)
New Testament Yes   (1811-1998)
Complete Bible Yes   (1818-2000)
Audio Bible Online
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Bible Visuals General
Bible: Hindi Holy Bible Text / Printed Matter
Bible: Hindi Holy Bible Text / Printed Matter
Bibles, Bible League Text / Printed Matter
Christ for the Nations Text / Printed Matter
EasyBibles Text / Printed Matter
EasyBibles Text / Printed Matter
Fathers Love Letter Film / Video
Following Jesus (India) Film / Video
God's Story Video Film / Video
Gods Simple Plan General
Got Questions Ministry General
Hindi Bible Text / Printed Matter
Hindi Bible stories Audio Recordings
International Bible Society Text / Printed Matter
Jesus Film: view in Hindi Film / Video
Magdalena (Jesus Film Project) Film / Video
My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime) Film / Video
Online Bible (Bibles India) Text / Printed Matter
Primary Religion: Hinduism

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
100.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
0.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
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Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Video Source: Create International
Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest / Keith Carey 
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